The Independence Saddle is an adaptive saddle with adjustable and removable headrest, backrest, forearm supports, hand grips, Peacock Irons, and a Safety Release System.. This therapeutic saddle features a prompt reduction technology that gradually allows more independent sitting on horseback by riders with special needs.
Adapting and supporting according to the needs of each individual, The Independence Saddle, and its prompts allows a person with severe physical challenges to sit safely and independently astride a horse, while the traditional physical dependency on sidewalkers is dramatically decreased.
The Independence Saddle offers both safety and versatility, and is adaptable enough to accommodate riders of varying sizes, disabilities and/or injuries. Once the rider's needs are evaluated, prompts will be determined and provided as needed. Head and back supports provide head and trunk control. Adjustable forearm supports stabilize the arm and shoulder girdle, allowing the rider to lean slightly forward into a functional sitting position. Hip supports stabilize the pelvic girdle. As the rider gains strength, and goals are achieved, prompts may be removed.
Our special needs saddle gives a sense of accomplishment. As a Class 1 medical device, it provides physical, occupational, and psychological therapeutic opportunities. The Independence Saddle offers each rider an immeasurable sense of success and self-fulfillment, maximizing his or her quality of life.
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